Please note: Both the museum building and Manton Research Center galleries are closed for renovation as part of the Clark's campus expansion program.
During this period, selected works from our permanent collection are on view in three installations at Stone Hill Center on our campus. To find out more about these installations, click here. Stone Hill Center is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. Admission is free.
The Clark's library remains open Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm. The Clark's auditorium is still operational, offering a full series of broadcasts, films, and performances. Visit our Events calendar for schedules and information.
The Clark is in the final phase of its campus expansion program, which includes construction of a new Visitor Center designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, renovation of both the original museum building and the Manton Research Center, and a sweeping new landscape plan that transforms the Clark's 140-acre campus.
Construction is currently underway on the new Visitor Center, and both the museum building and Manton Research Center are undergoing renovation.
Please click on the links below to find out more about each facet of the current expansion program and what these facilities will offer to our visitors.
The Visitor Center
Since its opening in 1955, the quality of its collections, the depth of its scholarly and public programs, and the natural beauty of its setting have made the Clark a unique institution and a favorite destination. With its dual mission as both an art museum and center for research and higher education, the Clark is known as one of the world’s most vibrant centers for exploring issues in the visual arts. As its programs and global impact have grown over the last decades, the Clark’s facilities were increasingly taxed to provide the space and services necessary to meet the demands of these initiatives and future goals.
In 2001 the Clark approved a master plan developed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners that dramatically reconceived the Clark campus. Architect Tadao Ando and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates were selected to articulate this campus plan, including pivotal decisions to remove an existing maintenance building and relocate the main parking areas in order to make way for significant landscape and architectural changes. Architect Annabelle Selldorf was commissioned to renovate the museum building and the Manton Research Center (built in 1973) in a way that respects the original architecture, repurposes spaces to better serve both the museum and research and academic programs, and enhances the visitor experience.
The first phase of the campus expansion program was completed in 2008 with the opening of Stone Hill Center, a new building affording panoramic views from its location on a previously undeveloped portion of the campus. The facility has been cited for its stunning gallery spaces, community meeting rooms, outdoor café, and walking paths. Stone Hill Center also houses state-of-the-art facilities for the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. In summer 2012, an infrastructure project was completed that created new loading dock, food service, and physical plant facilities that will serve the entire campus.
We look forward to sharing the next chapter of the Clark’s history with you!